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MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, JULY 2, 188G.
Miinu.r.itniv, - - vinwiovr.
Kntcrcil nt the M'MUburu Pottojice n Second
E. H. THORP, Editor aud Managor.
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Onc Yi'iir, -
Four Montlis, ....
Threc Montlis, ....
AdvcrtlsinK Hutes 011 upplleatlon.
S-After this dato pupers will not be dis.
contlnucd nt tlH expirntlon of the tliuo pald
lor, unli'-s notiee l kIvcii ut the tlino nful.
scriptinn or beforu the stib-criptlon oxplres.
l nlcs sucli notlco ls trlven tho puper wlll be
cnntliiucd to ropnnsible por-ons till they re-que-t
Its ill-contlntiunee iinil puy ui 11 ur.
reaiwrcs. This -ecins thu bet plun, iinil wlll
bo ndhered to ln tlu- conduct ot t lil - papcr
.lon I'kintino of every vurlety ut thu lowc-t
price- consltent wlth Kood woik nnd cimlity
FHIDAY, .HMV -2. lSSil.
Republican State Tioket.
KI1KXK.KH .1. olt.MsllKi: ol ltrnmlon.
LKV1 K. Fl'LI.Klt of Ilnittluboro.
VJI. II. nriK)I ol Ilmulolpli.
ror Secrttary of Sttitt:
CIIAIII.KS W. I'OltTKI! ol Montpelier.
For AutWor of Acroutit.:
K. IIK.SKY l'OWEI.I, ol Kiuhtord.
'or Mtmbcr of rongrtss:
IIU.N. JOHN V. .vrKWAUT of Middlubiiry.
Addison County Nominations.
DoUAvTf W. N V-H of New llaveti,
Ai.UKlir i:. riSLi:v "t l.eltetei-.
For Aitsistnnt JutlytK:
Vi. S. Wuioiir of Waltham,
JhmiN I'l.vn ol -linreliam.
For Stati't Attormy.
tin. M. Vll.l ot Middlebury
lloWAllll Cl.AHK lf I.llK'olll.
For lliyh H'tilijf:
II II. IMl'I.KV ol lllpton.
For J;f " I'robole:
I.i.man i;. Kx.vi'r for AddUon DKtrlet.
.loll.s I). .-.MITII Inr New Ilaveu l)tiict.
TllK lmssnjie of the l'it.-.Iohn I'oi ter
bill by the Senate and the iiitroduetion
ol a new tarill' bill in the Houe by Mr.
Kandall are the ehief events of the week
MoXTIT.I.lKll hai? played seeond llddle
to St. AlbaiH tor tlie jiust eix nionth? :if
ii eenter ot anti-Edniund uitiitiuu, yet
the Heptiblieans of Uailn;tuii eoutity
passed this resohitioiiiittheir eoiivention :
Itsoli eil, lly tliudeleKiitcsntthu Hepublleans
of WiihlihiKton county In eonventlon a-etii.
bled tliat tlie lionor iinl interet of Vermont
und tlie elfare ol tlie nathin reciutre tliat thu
nerMins aecentin our uoiuluatlcn as ena
ton ol this county clmll in Kood falth, by
tlielr votes and nll iiropere.teition, eontribute
to the re electinn of the llon. lic-ore t. tM
inuinK to the L'nited Matcs Senate.
Not The Faot.
The Vergennes J'enionfer of last week
in iMieakinir of the noniinations inade at
the county conveiition, iiid :
.Mr. Xah U, practieally, a Middlebury
nian. with intetests identitied witli the
i-outliern ditriet, and we of the north
dktrict feel tliat a candidate lia bcen
forced upon u by Middlebury without
the endofieiueiit aud 111 spite ot tlie pro-
te.-t ot at leat live-ixth-: of the voters
of the northern di-triet. It is liumiliat
inj; that f tieh a nian as Mr. iiteven, who
would reeeive tlie oiui vote of hi eoun-
tv, aud by far the leadinj; eandlilate of
the dcleniites froin hiditriet, thould be
forced to steji down and out at the dieta
tion of a elinue trom another dUtriet
l!ut 'uch is politie.
It is not true, as the Vtrmunttr atllnii
tliat llve-sxth of the voterot the north
cru dlstrict wcre nptioH'd to Mr. Xah
The voters of the northern probate di
triet were repre-ented iu the conveiition
by uinety-one deleates. (Jn the llrst
ballot Mr. Xali had the "votes of :t7 of
theni, and eaeh of the other candidate:
had 27 votes of northern district dele-
gates; in other wonW, Mr. Xash va fa
vored by fotir-tenth of his district aud
Mr. Stevens aud Mr. Allen had tliree
tenths each, that i, ix-tentlis only of
the northern dUtriet's delegate voted
aerainst Ir. Xah. There U a dillerence
between slx-tenths and llve-sixtlis. Mr,
Xash, not Mr. Stevens, was tlie '-leadiiiK
candidate of the deleates trom his dis
tnct;" and no niatlicinaties can make
lilni out otherwise.
Our ei-teeincd conteiniiorarj- is also la
borinj; under another delusion, naniely
that the Senators u'preent the probate
dlstriets. Jt seenis to have been tho
oiilnion of those wlio frauied the consti
tution that they were repreentatlve of
the county; and it niust be conceded
that they ouht to have known as niuch
about it as the Vermuuter does. The
truth is that this district buslness i
inere custom ; that the Senator? stand for
the whole county, and every voter in the
county has an eijual interest iu theni; so
that if live-sixths of tlie voters of the
northern district did favor Mr. Stevens
whlle the other slxth and the southern
district wanted Mr. Xah, our friendsof
tlie north end would have no just caue
.Middlebury Colleoe Commenoe-
T1IK IAT.NTS OK T1IK bliTII W1IAT WAS
IiONK AND WIIO WKlir. HKItl'..
'I'lll? Sfitll eoniineneement Of tll(! College,
which opcned oii Sunduy und closed 011
Wodnesday, was by all odds tlie uiot en
joyable of reccnt years. I'erfect wcath-
er, the presence ol many aiuinni, liiior-
ting excreiscs and the great hopeful-
nes universally cxprossed in the future
ol the institutioti, all eontribtitcd to this
nd. Xo one wlio attended throiighout
ottld help lmt ieel tliat there is ample
rcason lor eneoitragonient uud ior ro
newed cfl'ort for the college and its inter-
ests oij the part of thu corporatiou, the
pre-ident, faculty, aiuinni, and tlie
tricnds ol tlie colleoe and sound learnlng.
Tlie exercises opened 011 Sunday af-
ternooii last with the liacealanreate
sernion, which was preached at the
( oiurreirational church iiy t;ev. tr. i.
X. Webber. Kev. Mr. Speare eonducied
the prelhninary exercises. Excellent
muic wns provided by a ehoir coui)nsetl
ot Mrs. I'itts. Misscs ("ady, Holtou and
l'orter and Mers. Muiiroe. (irahani aud
t'hurcliill. The coiii;regatioii coniplete-
IV Hlled the chuivh. Mrs. Miner presid-
d at the oriran. Ilu is an abstract of
I)r. Webber's very able and praetical dis-
"Vhatoever ve ilo, do lt heartlly astotbe
I.ord. und not untn nien lor ye i-ervu
the I.ord UirM." Col. III., J3 and 24.
It we nsk onrelves. What are we here in
this world for, the mo-t obvious and truthl'ul
:inwerls, we nre here to woi k. iiver ine
itewav of our entrance into this tield ot ex
tenee Is written in lilir letters, "No lo.ifer.s
here." Aetion is tlie end oflielm;; all el-e Is
lnu;ui-aii(l is to be oiinht and valued as uch.
IMiieutlon, moral u well us tntcllrotual, has
the dcilni,' ol soine ort ol work as Its objeet.
e l-iiow ln orcier lo tlu Miinewhat; aud
thoiiKht which iloe not lend ltull to aetion,
wliieh eauiuit be oonverteil int praetleul
power, is worthles. Moreover, the te.t Ini-
iiii"-, anii reason eonnini-it, uuu we are noi
lere bv ehanee. We are sent liere by the ere-
ator und propiietor ol the univere as his la-biner-,
to dn some work iu his vlneyard that
He means to (,'et done. Ilut what am I to do?
What amont; the luultiplieity ol nian's labor.s
am I to tuke hold ot' This is an Iniportant
que"tiou, to be anwereti as jieedlly as one
ean. To every iiiiin ! Klven a eertain liieus
uii' and kind of eapabillty. If he eould but
know wlmt that eapabillty s, nnd would be
inodet aud Inyal to his own, aud dNmi'.s all
Mliiliitlcin- tlmt aie too IiIkIi lor hliu, every
one uiiclit llnd lil- plaee aud ork Iu the
world and ko Into it wlth ladne and good
sueeeH. one klnd ofabllity eaunot sueeeed
ln tlie lleld ot another. Ilapm the man who
tllseo"ers IiIk adaptution. ln tliee he may
read hl eallini,', what thiiiK he was ent into
the vlnevaid to iio. In the elder times tlie
eull of liod enuie to -onie dlieetly luoiioune
ed: ln luodern ttln.'- nien have liad intui
tion too elear to allow a doubt of thewoik
moointed. Ordiuiullv. however. nien dis.
I'liiiT (il ut all) tlielr ealllni; bv experienee,
wl.k h test and lirinn- to llKlit tlielr eapablll
ties. To llnil out by -tudy ot oneelI aud the
Kroiind you Mnnd upon wlmt your conibined
lnward and outwnrd eapability i that Is one
prohlem tlie younn nian luts to solvu; u lianl
juobleui souietimes, but one luot luipoitaut
to be settled us best you ean. Here I- the reul
vnlue of u pieparatory eourv; ot ftudy. Inlor.
inatlon isliot the thiiiK llrt in request, but to
develop the taeulties and brini; to ll'lit wlilch
ot the lnanilold buddlUK eneitfiesof theyoung
f.oul is tlie main und douiinant one. Thu
broader, tberelore, tlie prepuratory eouru is,
the better. so u to leuve no lutent talent
iindlcovered. After tlie supreme aiitltude
has been found out. tlien tlie pnili"-?Uiiial
h-IhkiI is In nlnue. .MUtake In eholee ol oe-
eupation Is sure to f,'lve oue u world ol trou.
uie n u uoes noi prove iiuai; yei ou wnat ni
Mitlleient rensons is the ehoiee otten lnnde.
Ailantutions dieovered and eulllni; ehoseli.
how nre we to enter upon nnd pursiie lt?
1. no noi ue oioour:i(.'eii ny ine illincilllH's
you niay meet lu L'ettlm; under way. hu
irant i. on any spneie oi euueuieii lanor ls no
set witli dltlleulties. K.xperieneeil talent has
Ilieneni. .-Kiu nas to prove lisen neiore lt
ean win npnreeiutinn. Tlie nien wlio bllt
troin one tlnm,' to nnotlier never aeeoiupllsh
imvthliit;. Mlck ui vour lask tliiou$!h tbiik
aud tbin. He sell.reliunt. Tru-t implleitly
yourdiseovered faculty and be wlllliu; lo be-
iriii at the bottom round of the luililer. llni;
your peeullur 1,'ilt, be it Kreat or siuull, you
ean lnultiply It by every ilayS exertum and
need not fenr lallure lt you liuve iatlenee
enouKb to labor nnd to wait. The most truit
lul lives in nll uue nre nurtuied iu bardship.
And there ls a nobler auibition nnd a rieher
reward for lll'e's woik than M'oopliiK tot'ether
a iiih line oi inoney l nereiore, I
bid you, youim nien, stund to your aece)ited
task. undiiunted bv C'ontradietion. and tiulit
your way throii!;n to sueee, teolved lu
inanly self.rullance to do with your mlylit.
not at eye.ervaut iinil men.pieuser-, but
irood hone-t work, without -.haiiiu or liretense.
the very mo-t and het you ean iu the
place divlne provldence has loiind for you.
.e-t, i iuci you euiuvan' an entiiulai-ni
lor your llle woik. Whatever you do, do it
heartilv. This is the t hristiuu uhilo-ophv ol
work, "Wlth Kood ill doiiiK-erviee." 1 have
noticed that they nre the happy ones who
taki-an honest pililij in tlielr uork. huthu
lam makes work a Joy, und is a eonditiou
ot elfeetiveness. ln the Intelleetual arts the
pecrct ot sucee lles Mi the ilolnu of
what we do Iroui tlie soul. "lb'IIi've in it
or l'ull ln it" ls the law troin maklni; a uiiilto
wriiuiK an epiu. .uany crowu iiiiu ine more
intelleetuul tields of labor not from anv irenu.
ine lmpiilse ol nntive (,'enlus, but frnin'thc de.
sire to escapu ine iiiiruens oi inuuual toll.
Theso refugees froin labor rai ely beeoine ulT-
eetlve woiKinen ln tlie ilepurtinent upon
wlilch they enter. They huve not the ncedlul
zeal lor eontlnuous aud roduetlve work and
eitherqult thu lield or beeoine eiuplries iu
feienee, deiul-beats in tlie iirolenslouv and
bores ln llteruture.
3. With entliuslutlc devotion to your spe.
ciul work 1 counel you not to slnk the man
ln your nrt nor toret tliat soeletv wlll have
claiins on you lor inueli oulnlde of vour vocu
tion. Ile tho eiillintf wlmt it may, there is
inueli lieneral work to be done lor cliureh,
stute, tducntlon, eliarlly aml Mieiul culture, lu
wiuen every eiiueaieu iiinn and wo
tnan tliould nhnre. It is a wotul nnr
owini' of llfe wlien ii man bucouieu
thu olave, not master, of his tradu. To uvoid
this one should eultlvitto llbernl Muilic h. No
nian cun be tliorounhly eipilpped tor liib cul.
HiiK w hosc study and tliouuht uru Uiuited to
tho technlcsof hlsart. Sucli Istheenniieetlon
ol eueh department of knowledt;o that he who
is couU'iit to know only one thiut; eannot
know that to thu best imrposo. lliuliest uc
eess ln uny lubor behoovi's to rest on u basin
ot wldu culture In letters nnd the liumnultieH
und to be itniiunted by Kenerous syiiiiathies
loucuiui; nn uie nuiges oi nuinnu llle iroui
lowest to uooenno-t. Ile von nrtizun. mer.
chant, luwyer, clurj-man, be, ubovu ull, tho
nmnnchl oi uieu.
4. One more sunk'etlon nn to thu mauner ln
wlilch we should pursue our llfe work. vlz
tho rcllt?loii8 slmiltiennco of onu's cnlliiiK.
"-ervnnt of God" is u tenn not limlted lo the
bo cnlled uacred profesislou. All nien aro er-
vauts of tho .Mot iituh, anu should be cou
selously aud ol free wlll. In the carb of the
nrtiau as wellns lu the mnntel of the prophet
Koes forth tho laborer ln thu Clirillaii cause,
lor thl ls not other or less eomprehensivu
thuii the niibiilliUiiL' ot humanlty, lndivldual
Iv and eollectively, throiiKh tlie siiecession ot
tho UKes. Any work, thetelure, is unto the
I.ord wlilch nlnisnt the lnelloratlon of lnan's
eonilltlous, and the enlnri;enient nnd perlect
nu of liuniunity. Ampler ineuus of physleal
subslstence llle couditioiis of the crowth ol
the hlchertueultles. Need one sny that t?roth
ofiutellect Isessentlul tothe perlection ol hu
lnuiilty V I'lillosophers lu tlielr seareh for tho
hlghest truth, poets nml nrtists iiiiveilliiK the
laco of heauty to humun Kaze und qulckentiiB
lilcul bi'iitliiicntK, do whatever they do unto
the I.ord; for God Is all llinl enlarues und en
llKlitens, tlmt llftn nnd liberates tlie inliid. j
Not lefs Mirely Is the orKanlzallon ol pdlillcal
eoiimiunltles under eiiultiible lnws and thu I
lnaintpnnnce ol clvlc rlKhts nnd llberlles e
pontlnl to the mnrnl prosroBS of the race. The
e.vistenee 01 nn unseen, omnipoicnt, nn-wie
iutelllsrelice, the tnysterv ol whnse purpose is
iiuldinn nnd urcliiKnll tfilnirs on tosome tnr-
otr end ol ttcod, who-e wlll wi areouipllh i
rloltiK our nsslif ned tnsk, ls u truth somehow
bellcved by the niot enlliilitened of uinnklnd
the world over. I tlilnk wu nre all otten op
pressed wlth u feelini? of the trlvlulnes ol ciur
e.ltenee under the siin. Why ehould llte nll
labor be. mneh weai ines nnd iialn, everini
liifr toll duv ln nnd dav out.nnil whal have we
to t-bow lor It? W'p 'have (int our pleoc of
nreno; n iune Kiiowieuste, niuyrie, wiucii oin.i i
makes our iiruoranee mnre vlslble; n puir of !
fame's breath which lasts only for a pas-iuK
hour, a little pleasuie no soonerenjoyed tlian
pone. We huve accoiniilllied notfilUK per
ninnent; all thlnt's reninln ns they were. l.lfn
is n plny that never eoines to anythlnc and
does not tiav exnense-. What better than lold
our hnnds ln lazv lock and let the world wac i
on as lt will? lt ls the lneanness ot our iilins
that lnakes work druilKery. "W hat-oever ye
do, do It heartlly as unto the I.ord, not unto
nien." It makes the lnennest work n joy to
feel that we do lt servlns, not men orour
selves, but tho I.ord Clirist.
The sernion closed with an address to
the class, full of wise suggestlons and
AnnievrMrii f tlie Yuiiitij Meu'x ChtMUin
The Youiifr Men's Christian associa
tion of the coileire cclebrated it anniver-
sary on isuuday evenln; at the ( oupesra- i imt -lmki-pcure is not one ot the aulliors to
tional chlircll, whicll was Well Hlled witli whom this process cun be applied; to Inter
oeoole from tbU '11111 surroiimliii"' loivii.. I l'r,'t hlm one mtist dlscovur thu prlnelples on
lt 1 , 'i i'io s''rrouiHiiii lou u . ! wi,Ci, he worked and the lnw which under.
Mr. Uia . ltlllillgs of the RraduatillK (lieinseireets. Thl- beiiu? tho euse, the men
class, president of the association, pre- ne.t tnlitemry eiiilnence to .shakespeare are
sided. Music was provided bv the same 1 ,llo-,e w"" wortlillv interpret hlm. Now siii'li
,i.! t. t, .,r,,..,w, m", ai,.o Mi i work was wlmt Henry Norinan Hudson un
choir as in the af teriioon, w ith Mi . Mi- ,it.rtook earried to a suecessiui 9ie. Hu
ner at the orj;an. l!ev. Mr. Denio of i takes l-.ink wiih thu i.'reatest writers upon
Itnmrnp. Un.. remltbe I'lth Psnlin niwl .slmke.spearu in elther this countrv. Knirlaml
otl'ered prayer, and,
" . 1 ' . . 1
aitcr snunnj;, .Mr. ,
the speaker, I'ev. j
CieoiL'e X. lloardinan, 1). D., of the Chi-
cago theological seniinary. Ile an
nounced as the ba-i? of his" address tlie
words found iu Habakkuk ii., 20 "But
the I.ord is in his holv teinpie; let all the
eaitli keep silence before hlm." Tliese
wonls. lie. saiil. suL'L'est the con Iict. un
to this time irriMire-slliic lietw een -cienee '
to inis uiui ini.pn.-siuR, utiwiLii uliiu
and relijrion. In the izreat advanccinent
of science in these later days tliere are
seicntists who wish us to erive over sotne-
thiiiK of our clalnis and therebv end the i
conllict. He tlien proceeded to state tlie ;
poitions taken by the advocates ol the ,
scientillc punthei-'tie faith as represented
by Prof. .lohn Fiske and his school ol .
thinker-; showed that they were ridicu-
lou wlien earried out to tlieir locical
concluions, and contrasted theni with ,
tlie established doctrines of the orthodox .
churche-. Ilis obiect was to denionstrate
that the scientillc scliool of tlilnkers be-
Kin at tlie wrong end of the chain ot ex-
i-tence. I ii clo-inir he sald: "1 wouHl
av to von, voitni: nien, hcuiu with the
teiniile: explain the world tlirouirh God,
not liod throui;h tlie world. Those who
have beirun with the Bible explain nature
best. Bejjiii with the wotd of ("iod and
account tor all thini;s ele tlirouirh it.
The addres was u ve'rv able preseiitation
ot the subject, and as it was i;lven iu con
versational lorin heldthe attention of the
conirieiriition to tlie end, notwitli-tandini:
the rather abstract character ol tlie sttii
ject niatter. The service closed with the
hyinn '"(Jlorious thinps of Thee are sjtok-
eti, nnd the lienedlctlon. pronounced Iiy
Kev. .Mr. Denio.
TCKS1IAY Al.UM.NI KAY.
l'nliminnnj Mntiwj 0 e An-ocintitl
The lu elitiiinary ineetiui: ot the aiuinni.
held at the coileire ehapel at 10 o'clock, '
was called to order by llenry hoote,
Ksij., .-.ecretarv, and' W. Jj.Vray, '70. of
Minneapolls, Minn., was tnade chairinau. !
The seeretary read the report ot the nec
roloL'ical coiiiniittee. F. (i. Swinini;ton ,
ol Kutlaud, Kev. II. B. Denio of Banjror,
Me., and Kev. II. I. .laines ot Corinth, '
Vt., were cho-en a coininittee to notiiin- 1
ate tor olllcers to be chosen at the aiuinni
meetinir Wedne?dav uiorniii'r. The needs ,
ot the collefre paper, The L'lttleriirniliKitt,
were -tated and a subscription taken tip
to aid iu sntaininir it. Alter brief re-
marks bv Chas. M. Wilds ot Middlebury
and otheis, the ineethiir adjourned to
I'rnf, llitjUy's nml HunHn'it -h- .
The aluiuul and others irathered at the
Con;re;ational church at 11 :.'() o'clock. 1
1 liere were seated 011 the stajie ( ol. T. ,
M. Chapuiau, inarshal ; II011. Aldace F.
Walker ot Kutland, pre-ident of the al
utnni association ; tlie two speakers and 1
Kev. I)r. .1. I). Butler, "Ifi, ot Madisou,
Wicoiisin. The liiu-ic was provided by
a ((uartet inade ttp of Mrs. Pitts, Miss
Cady and Mers. (irahani and Churclilll 1
Mrs. Miner presidinr at the oriran. 1
After shiKlni:, Kev. I)r. Butler ollered 1
prayer, which was followed by an au-,
theni bv the ipiartet. Col. Walker iiitro
duced I'rof. K. II. Hiirley, r,, of Wor-
eester, Mass., who was received with '
applanc. IIIs address was a clear-cut 1
and lnterestlui: discussion of a rather 1
abstruse Mibject. It was attentlvelv 1
heard and applauded at the close. 'J'lns 1
abstract wlll jjlve soine notion of the
line of thoui;ht :
Iu oponini; thu bpeaker hinled ut tliedllH.
eulty ot beluctliiK 11 subject nud nnuoiinced
that he had clio-en "I.anguare as a I'riinl
tivc Growtli." Jtodes ot soclal developmcnt 1
huve Ioiik beeu subjects ot study uud Invcstl
Kation, but biucu the evolutiou thc-ory camu 1
Intovoguu attention lias turned 111010 llmn
everto prluiitlvo man. Investliratlon ln this
dlrection inny bo pursiiud on thrco llnus 1.
I.anuuuKei 2, Mythi; 3, Mnnners. Nowheru
iMmun lu u prluiitlvo stntc now to hu louud;
und little aid cnn bo had trom indlvldnals, 1
sinco cnch ls the product of heredlty throiiKh
many Keneratlons. LaiiKUUKe, nivths and
customs aro Benerully und rittlitly studled to
Kether, but he should contlne his reinurks to
tho lormer. There are two thcorlcs ol the or. :
iK'ln of luiiKiiaKo tlmt lt is u crentlou uud that
lt IsnKrowth, and oxperlnicnts have beeu
iiuidu to ascertnln which ls the correct one.
Ilut lt has conio to be udinltte.l tlmt lain;uu(o
is u irrowth, llku other instiniuents whlPh
man eiuploys. lt inay bo dcllned as 11 Krowth llurton I., lil own, I'ot-daill, X. V.; sec
upon coiiclousness. (iruat chaiiKcs nre otten ond (SVi I to Albert K. rii.liiiian. l.ln.'oln.
tliu resiilt of uiiconsclous etfort, such as that
wrouKht by I.uthur ln tho Gennan tomjue. Iu
thu study ol prliultive nian lniiKiiaKu aml ex
pressiou sliould bo distiiiKuished, tlie luttcr
term incluiliiu; tacial muvcmciiu und Kes
tures, ot wlilch thero urosevcralclas-es, soine
voluntnry and othurs Inviiluntary. Kroni
thesu n torin ot e.vnresslon of consl lcraldo
brcnth eould beevolvcd. The siieuker dwelt
ut soine lenxth 011 tho tralnhn; or ilcat mulcs
us lllustrutliiK very cleurly the polnt uniler
conslduratlon. Tlie liiterjectlounl uud linltu
tlvutlieorles of the ori(?in of Iimikuiiko wero
revleweduud tlieir luudequacy as cxplauu
tious shown. Tones were flrst ummI us miii.
plementuiy to t?etures and tho truubltion
liotn tlio uso ot both to thouiniiloyinunt ol tho
Inriiier nlonc, as tniulit eatlv be iletnonstrat
cd, wits ensy. Miell reearehes as nre nnw
lielntr inade in this und kludred dviiartmeiitH
liciuld lead to broader eoneeptltms of the
forcos that nre woikliiK thetielves out ln tlie
world, nnd to nobler ideals ol llfe.
Col. nalkeraid tliat the deathof Hev.
Ur. lleurv X. Hudson, a incniber ol the
ri,.e f 1SU, t , s,,,IM.,i ,n ri.,i,.,, ,,,.
cial notice at tlie hands ol tlie aluniui,
and Kev. I)r. .1. K. Hankln. '18. ot Or
ange, X. .1., an iutiiuate frielid of the de
ceased, had been invlted to deliver the
ineiuorial address. I)r. liaukiti wa in-
trodueed, and ioke tor nearlv an hour.
,,.. ,.v,;.....ttiwrlt. il.... ,,...ln,.il,,..
1 " . " ' eM'eedillKlJ line pioducliotl,
such a it is very seldoui one's good tor
tune to hear; 'and was reuelvcd with
uiarked attention. The following ab
stract will serve in soiue sort to indicate
tlie drift of the speaker's thotisht :
Every crentor needs un lnlerpreter. In
Wllhelui Jlel-ter we have Ilainlet as seeli
throuitli Goelhe's oi lel window. No oue ean
i-ver forKvt wlien hc read the llrt pnc of
hnke9peare. lilcharcl (irant White fnystho
propcr wny to read tlmt uuthor Is to reud hlm
i (tiimu aim uirow au eoiuiueiuaries 10 ine
ilop. Wlittt uii Interpretor ean do for a
1 poet ls show u In what Curlylo dlil for Iliirns
I ln restorini; lilni to his proper surroundliiKs,
Ilut thero wns no sueh restoratlon uossible In
the cnse ol Shakespeare. Very lew facts are
known coneernlnir his eareer. He wrote, not
for KiiKlaiul, as does IlrowniiiK, but lor the
world; nor for his own tlme, but loralltiiue.
To tlml thu plaee ofau autlior is tho bOM wny
to interpret hlm, lor the works of n nian nre
tlm , ,....,.,.. 1...tli O... . i.i.l lilu fltiw,
nr r.tivmnnv. Ui. u-nuiiki n ti.ir-linp iifii.nll!ii
, " ,. ,,,'v , i,, i.v:., :iV;.;
hl pupiU with his own cntliii-lasin. TIioul'Ii
ne wns nt times enifaKed ln other pur-ults,
the chlef enernles of his Hfu were (,'iveii to
the Kreat drnmatUt. Hewas tor n whlle lec
tor ol u pari-.li, and served as editor ot two
dlH'ereut publU'Utlon. Hu was nlo a chap.
lain ln the anny under Gen. Kutler, and was
loeked un by the orders ot this communder.
His imprlsoniuent Kave rle to u -otnewlmt
lainous putnphlet, in which I)r. Iludson's
power ol Inveetive ls clearly detnonstrutod.
tl. , .. r.i, ...,. .. ,.,,. i.,.,,.i, nf ,,r.
HuiNon's later davs uud wlth a ulowinu cliar-
.icterliatlon of his ork aml place 11111011' tlie
literury men ofhisday.
Iu accordaiicc witli custoiu the peak-
er.- notniiiated one peron eacli for elec
tion to honorary liieniber-hip in the ai
uinni asociation. I'rof. Iligley nanied
I'ev. Geo. A. Bailev of Moravia. X. V.,
and I)r. Bankin, M011. Dauiel Ileald of
Xew York city, who were duly elected.
77ic Almani IJiiunr.
The aluniui and tlieir liiend- tlien pro
ceeded to the Addison Hoti-e lor the
aluniui dinner. A larijer nuniber sat
down to it than 011 any siiuilar occa-ion
tor year. lirace wa-'said by Kev. I)r.
Webher. After the good thinV's provided
had been discusseil to tlie ireneral sati--1
faction, President A. V. Walker rapped
! to order and called upon a nuniber ot the
1 aiuinni to spcuk. I'emarks were inade
, by Kev. I)r. Butler, ".'di. who relateil inci-
lents ol lus collejre dav; Albee Suiith,
' of Minneapolls, wl'10 told somethiii';
of the orthwest : C. C. Bixbv, '-47, of
1 Ilrockton, Jlass.; lieo. Z. Krwin, '(l.", of
, Malone, X. V., who came out enthusias
ticallv for coeducation and wouian's
rii;lits;C. M. Wilds. Esq., 7.-., Middle-
bury, who expre-sed the ojiinion that the
coiniiiuiiity had not lor a loiif; time been
. so fully in syiuiiathy with the colle;e
, and its iuanai;eiuent as now: Prof. K. II.
Hiley, 'i!. of Worce-ter. Ma.; 1'rot.
J Kellogg. '.")?, of Brooklyn. X. V., who
; -aid inueli of the ciualil'ii'iitions aud caia
' bilities of the new president, and spoke
trulv, too; 1'resident Brainerd and I'rof.
I Geo. X. Boardinan. The burdeii of the
' reuiarks was tlie pleasure of all con
cerned at Mr. Brainerd'- elevation to the
I piesidenev and the faith of the speakers
, in a jrloriou.s future for the institution.
r (OK? Merrill 1'rizv Sinnliimi.
There wa "standiug room onlv," and
not much ot tliat, at the church 'ruesday
evening, wlien the prie -jieaking cain'e
oH'. l'rot. Wright uesided. .Mr. .1. II.
Engels of Brandon, organi-t, gave tlie
niusic, and dld well. Thi was the
I'AKKKH VHI7.V. M'EAKKlls
Ovorturo to "l!uy lllas," JirWi
liecitation The I're-ent C'rlsis, ,.,'. LwnlV
Willlam K. Alden,
Declaniution The Ilooin of t luuditis nnd C vn
llurton I,. Ilrown.
Ilecitntion A I'rolotruu, (1. ir. IMmtt
Artliur K. Cu-hniiiii.
Declnmatlon Tuikey of the Nlneteenth Cen
Frank K. DoukIus.
11. Air itr Jtiillet. 1
h, I nr 'ttite M.irche.S .Vatnntt
Froin "SctrtifA l'ittortinri." Stw.)
MLHKII.I. l'lllt M'hAKKKs.
Declaniatlon llestrnints 011 Kxecullve Pow.
Kdwln I.. Allen.
Iieclainatlon L'licrowned Oueeiis, Chittimlen
Wllllain II. Clllt.
Deelamntion Into the Juws of Heuth, .Iiimh
Ilernnrd M. Cooledtfe.
Jtarch Irom "I.eonore" svinphony, lluff
Iifccluinatlou .lohn II. Goiil'Ii, Jr, Tnlnuioe
Herbert W. Heuin.
Declaniution Tlie Kathers of tho llepublic,
Dcclumatioii Kulojry 011 Gurllclil,
.. G. llldine
llurton .1. Iluzeu.
(imiiilu Otrertoire "I.o Itoi." mhli
Deelamntion l!us,au AKfe'rcsslon,
Kuiiene K. Howe.
Itecltutlon I'aniiasius nnd the Captlvc,
V. '. milis
Kdwln .1. Klock.
Dcclamutiou Toussiilut I.'Ouverture,
Iticlmrd II. I.ane.
Overttiro to "I.niniia," Ihrohl
The speakiug was not, 011 the average,
up to the ustial standard, but the audi
ence were kept lnterested to the end.
Kev. Dr. Kankin, Kev. K. I'. Wild, 'lid,
ol Xewjiort, and K. .1. Owen, K-11., of
rort llenry, .N. 1 ., were the coininittee
of an'nril uiul i'.ivo tlu nrli.s to tli,.;,.
,,' i 1 li- . ,al 1 V'
IniKer for freshmeii Hrt (821) to
.Merrill for sophoinores Fir.-t ii'Mh to
h.. J. Klock, Canaioharie, X. V.; second
(25) to Kichard ll. I.ane, Ludlow ; third
(U) to 11. W. Denio, l.lttleton, X. II.
fourtll (S1.1) to K. L. Allen of Kutland.
c(i.M i:nci:.m v.si da y.
liiiiKd? Ihetlntj of tlie
The aliimul wero out in forco at il
o'clock AVednesdav uioriiiug lor tlielr
Chapel. 1 lie report of the coiiiniittee 011
aiinual iiieetlug, which was held at the
noiiiinations was llrst heard. It was n.
Kor liresldent. Georue Z. Krwln. 'IB. nf PoIh.
dntn, N. Y.
For vlcu.presldi'Ut, I'rof. Ilralnerd KellnirK,
s, of Ilrooklyn, N. Y.
Kor .seuretarv. Ilonrvs. Kootu. '.7. ofMld.
tor orator, Georiiu K. l'lumb, '(II ; siibstitutu,
II. y. Sevcrens, '.'i7.
Kor poet, It. b. Holines, '(, substltutu, Hur
ry It. I)orr, 'so.
NecrolOL'lcnl eoinmlllee I.. K, Knaiip, "IM,
W. II. Parker, '30, nnd Sllas I.. Illake, 'M.
Centrul (oiumittee Chnrles .M. Wilds, 'T.".
A. T. Mnpleton,'77,and Itufus WuluwriL'lit.'M.
These centleineii were elected. I'rof.
W. K. Sliipnian of Ttilt college. class
ol Vi!l, was elected chairinau iu tlie ab
selice of the iiresideiit and vlce-nresldent
just cho;cn. The di-cussion of way.s and
means to interest the pttlillc lu the col
lege and increase the nuniber ot its stu
dents, beirun 011 Tuesday, was tesiinied
nnd partlcipated in by' -Mr. .Sinitli of
Minneapolis, F. G. Sw'iiiliigton of Kut
land and others. A protraeted dcbate 011
coeducation followed. Tlie chiet poiut
in controversy was whether woinenouirht
to have all the honor.s to which tlielr
scholarship may entitle thein. lt was
held that there "should be 110 discrlmina
tion iu this particular, if it eould be
avolded. Ainoni: tho-o takiui' part in
the discussion L.It. jev. W. N. Bacon,
'Xi, C. C. Gove. '7-1, K. F. Wrii;ht, '70,
C. M.WIld-, '7.-, A. K. l'cck, 'SO, and
I'rof. W. W. Katon. Finally this resolu
tion was pas-ed and its subinission to
the consideratiou of the eorporatlou or-
llemlmt, That it IsuxpedlcntfnrMiddlebury
colk'ife tlmt youiiK ladies should be admltted
to ull tlie prlvllcKcs und honors of the institu
tion, which lcgnl conditious iiennlt; nnd we
plediie ouiselves to siipport tlio eorporatlou
iu carryinir 0111 inis pian.
Tht GradiuUinij Escrcinis.
The Conirregatioiial church was Hlled
to its lull capaeity at 10 :U0 o'clock, wlien
the aiuinni, marshalled bv Col. IhaU .M
Chaiunan and preceded by the Middle
bury cornet band. came down trom the
college and were shown to seats reerv
ed for them in frout of and tiion the
platlorm. 1 lie piocession was the lar
est for a long time. At tlie lett of tho
president 011 tlie platlorm sat Kev. I)r. .1.
IJ. Butler, Kev. C. B. Cadv. I'rof. tthip
mau, II011. Dauiel Kobcrts ot Burlington,
lley. l)r. Jioanlmau, I'rot. 1'arKer, llon
W. C. Duntoii and llon. Aldace F. Walk
er ot Kutlaud, llon. W. II. Walker of
Ludlow, Kev.C.C. Melntlreot Pittsford,
l'rot. Kellogg. llon. I.. I). Kldredge of
Middlebury, lieo. W. Ware, Jr., ot Bos.
ton. Mass.! and dudge I.. I.. I.ovell, "M
of Ionia, Mich.: and at the piesldeiif:
right were meiuber.- ot the faculty
I'rof-. cbbcr. Seelv, r.aton, hcott aud
Wright I'rot. Iliglev, I'rof. Austiu
Kev. M. C. Stebbius and .lames M. Slade
Esi., secretary of the ''oiporation
Blaisdell's orchestra ot Concord, X. II.
whicli lurnished the tiuest of init-ic lor
the occaiou, was stationed iu thegallery
This was tho
Oration, wlth Milutatory Addrcses, Thu Now
Henry I.. Ilaiiey, Moravia, N. Y.
Kssny The (Jrowtli ot Crlticisin,
M. Ilelle Chelli-, Meriden, N. II.
Orutlon The Supernutiirnl ln I.lleniture,
Marvin 11111 liana, New Haven.
Orntlon t'nknown Heroes,
.Ie-e A. Kll-woith, Whiting.
Oration Glnd-tone nnd Ilome llule,
WlllisM. l!o-s, poultney.
Orution Catliollclni uiul Kducntlon,
A. Vurney, llrNtol.
Orutlon witli Valedlctory Aihlre-sc Maturi
Cliarlcs llllllns.'s, Itlpton.
Mnster"s Orntlon Tlie True Kducatlon tor tlic
Georsre M. Ilowlaud, A. II.
Conleirinc of Deuree- and awmilliik' of pri.es.
Inuiiuuratlou of Kzra Brainerd, 1'resident
Klect. IXiAOlogy. IleiH'dlctlon.
l'rayer was ollered by I'resident Brai
nerd. Mr. Bailey, alter the salutatory ad-dre-sc,
in I.atin, to the audience," the
presiilent. the corporatiou, the faculty.
tlie aiuinni, etc, wlilch were received
! u itb Miiorov.il nnil it Is to lie lioneil .'reat.
1,. ','i... ...n.t,...,: e n
1 i iiiv iiuiuiiu.iii ui ,111 iin;?i;m
discusscd his topic. Mis-iouary etl'ort of
todav was contrasted with the" old ciu-
siiiles. 1 o mi-slonaries si'ience, geogra
pliy, philosophy and the jirogres- of the
racearu largelv indebted. lie predicted
that in time ali tlie world would know
and follow the true faith.
.Miss Chellis' appearance was the slg
nal for a uotewortliy denioiistration. It
had been known ab'out town that there
was some doubt whether the trustees
would allow her to go upon the stage.
The knowiedge of thelr favorable decis
ion was the occasion for lotid applau-e,
Her essay was a review of the history of
critici-ni, illustrated by refcreuces to'the
inost prominent critics of lormer times
and ot our own, together witli an eti
inate of the place ot criticisin iu litera
ture. Mr. Daua maiutaiued that the super
uatural is au iniportant laOtor iu all lit
eratures, secular as well as religious,and
that thU fact is coucluMve evidence of
the existence of a divlne governor of the
I'arlyle and Kmerson, s.iid Mr. KH
wnrth, tell us that only great men are
heroes; but the world llnds its heroes
amoiig all those who, whether eiuiuetit
or not, are notable tor the sacrltlces they
make for priuciple. The world is lull o'f
great little heroes.
Mr. Koss thought the great man of our
day and geueration was Gladstone,
sketched his career and expres-ed the be
lief that he would ultimatelv triuiuph in
his ellbrts to auiclioratc lrelanirs eondi
tiou. The Koiuaii Catholic church, according
to Mr. Vurney, owes its iidvaiicetneiit
chlelly to its educatloiial system, that in
ciilcat'es docility aud obedi'cnee. The re
sult of sucli teachlng inttst be to weaken
the republican torin of goveruiueiit aud
llnally to glve over our country into the
coiitrol ot the Cathollcs,
The fiuestlon, 'I'an-t thou bv -earch-
I.... U...1 ..... f..A 1 .1., 1.1
lor threethousaud vears aud has lieen
auswered in various way, said Mr, Bil
lings, Ile polnted out the Incoii' - isteii
ces of the citrrent paiithei-ui, holdiiig
that it ro-tcd solely on assilinption. The
valedlctorv address(.s were ln excellent
taste and iiandsomely delivered.
Thi ls emiliently a praetical age, said
Mr. Kowland, who was of the opiuiou
tlmt practlcallty tends lo laek of perma-
nence ou tlie onc 11:11111 aud to narrow
ness 011 the other. The true cducatlon
develops all the facultii"- ol the studeiit,
produeing symmetrical manhood.
ine uegree ot A. IJ. was conlerred
upon the member.s of the graduatitig
class, who were escorted upon the plat
form lor the purpose by Marshal Chai
nian and his assistant, .'lohn A. Fletcher,
01. Uthur ileirrees were conferreu as
follows: A. M. in course 011 .1. B.
O'Xelll, Claude M. Severauce, Satuuel
Sheldon, (ieorge M. Kowland: honorary
. j1. 011 Kev. .1. .1. Noe. nastor of the
Middlebury Methodist church; I). M.
Caiup, editor of tho Xewport (Vt.) Xews
nnd Erprrss; l). 1). 011 Kev. II. I'. Ilig-
ley, (10, lteloit, Wi.; Kev. K. P. Wild,
Xewport, Vt.; Kev. W. A. Kobliison,
(i'J, Iloiner. N . 1 .
1 he prl.es were thus announnced :
Waldo to seniors lii-st to Mr. Bil-
llngs, second to Mr. Bailey, third to Mr.
r,uswortn. 10 jiiss 1 neiiis, who stooit
llrst iu the class, the tru-tee- trave a nrie
eipial in ainount aud houor to the llrst.
lo lunlors llrst to .1. 1 . Clark, ()wego,
X. V.; second to (i. K. Wales, Middle
bury; third to .lohn A. Fletcher, Mid
dlebury. .Miss Bolton of Middlebury,
who ranked third iu the class. was civen
a prizc eipial ln ainount aud houor to the
third. Jo soiihomores llrst to II. .
Denio, Bangor, Mo. ; second to B. M.
Cooledge, Ludlow; third to B. .1. lla.en,
llartou. 'lo lreshmeu lii-st to I.. 11.
Kaine, West Addison ; second to Prentiss
C. Hoyt, Addison; third to II. S. Xoe,
Botauical pri.es for iuniors lirsl to
C. F. I.angworthv, Middlebury; second
to Miss Bolton.
Greek pri.es for fre-hmen tor hitrb-
est scholarship, to I'rentiss C. IIoyt;for
greatest lniproveineiit, to B. I.. l.rown.
l'otxlam, X. V.
InnttriHralitin of 1'reMtlent-rlrct Jlruiiurd.
After prayer bv Kev.Dr. Kankin. I'rof.
George X. Boardinan, 011 behalf of the
trustees, forinally annoiinced to Mr.
Brainerd 1ns election to the presideucy of
the college and delined the dutie pert'ain
ing to the olllce.
President Brainerd, resiiondini:. said he
fully reali.ed the grave re-poii-ibilitie-ptitupon
hiin, but lioped that with tlie
a-.i-tance of the eorporatlou he might
succes-fully perlorm the dutie of the
place. Ile tlien delivered an addre-, iu
whicli lie stated the purpo t the lound-
er.- of the college to have been, llrst of
all, tlie prodtiotion ot broad .-cholars and
well-eiailpped men, aud Cbri-tian men as
well. Tho tondeiicy ol the times toward
elective courses had beeu inet by the es
tablishment of anothei cour-e,"the luan
agement believing that iu this way tlie
deinand of the age would be best inel ;
for they were not per-uaded that the sys
tem of electlves, oxcept witliin narnnv
lhnits, was tlie true sytem. The ad
dress was an adniirable 'statement of tlie
province ot a college a- ilistingiiished
Irom a uuiversity or techuical -chool.
The exerci-es "closed w itli tho singiti":
of the doxology, led by I'rot. IIigey,antl
the beuedietion by Kev. Dr. Butler."
The Coriinmtitin JJinw-r,
at the Addison Hotie, whicli followed,
was, like that of the previotis day, at
tended by about as many as eould 'be ac
cominodated. Kev. C. B. Cady, 'IIU, said
grace; and, alter the diners 'had done
justice to the foat, l'reident Brainerd
called upon everal lor remarks.
ijlieeches, largely devoted to reinitiisceti
ces, were niade bv Judge I.ovell, Kev.
Mr. Cadv, Kev. Dr. Webher, Kev. Dr. E.
1'. Wild, Kev. Dr. Kankin and Prof. Ship
inau. Prof. Wright told a good story
and .Mr. Kldredge, the ttea-urer, inade a
-tateinent ot the college linances, froin
which it appeared tliat the incouie last
year exceeded the ruuuiiig expenses, and
that about 8H0,000 ol thesj.'iO.OOO tliat the
corporatiou have decidedtoraiseto found
another profe.-sor.-hlp, inei'ea-e to 81."00
the salaries of the other proteor, etc,
had already beeu secured. The compaiiy
was diinissed with the singing of "AulH
77ie Cuuniieitct nu iit t'micert
was given at the church in tlie evening
and was well attended. It wa, as a
whole, tlie tiuest ot lecent years, Mrs.
Maud M. Starkweather ot 'l!o-ton, the
soprano, i a- pleasing a singer as N ot
ten heard, The Kuggle -treet church
(liiartet. also ot lioston, are always ex
cellent, and Blaisdell's orchestra cauuot
easily he urpased. This was the
Thu Gay I'llKrim,
"I'rayer" aml "llureurolle,"
(Kroin "stur ol the Noilli
C'ornct olo "Tliree stur l'olka."
.Mr. A. K. Never-..
"A. II. C."
1 11. tsureiittde.
I. soldler's Sonu.
"Mtere" Kroin "II Trovatore."
(olosby Mrs.ntHrkweutheruiul MrIoluisou.)
yuurtutto nnd Orchestra.
"Little Sue." Wulton
StrlnR (iuartette Aiidnnte froin "Tchnlkows.
Messrs. nialsdell, Kvorutt, Mnnv und Mock
bridKc. a. "Tho Disappointinent,"
1 1, "Klorlan son."
raraphru-e 011 "Seotcli miiibs."
"In Mny Tlme."
Grand Selection from "Mlkmlo."
The J'rrsiilent's Hrrrjttion
following tho concert, at the plcasaut
home of 1'resident and .Mrs. Brainerd,
was attended by a large niiiuber and was
one of tho niost" enioyable features of tho
week. Mrs. (i. X." Webher and Miss
Adah Brainerd assisted iu recelvlug tho
guests. Tho grounds w ere prettlly light
ed wlth Chinose lantorus,
Tlu- I'rmiirnwle Ctmcrrt.
1 Last ot all came the hop at the town
hall, where about 1(1 couple gathered,
- aud, witli the aid of the excellent inuslo
- of Blaisdell's orchestra. dancedawav the
closlng hour. ot tho day and well into